At OP, we are continuing our journey to revolutionize both our own work and our services. The new, agile operating model is adopted throughout the organization and distributes responsibilities and freedom to all OP personnel. Our teams have the freedom to tackle ambitious development work the way they consider the best.
So, why not consider joining Finland’s largest financial services provider and leading technology house as a Release Manager? The position will combine significant opportunities for continuous professional development and learning from co-workers, and the development of ambitious solutions that fulfill OP’s shared service promise. Located in Vallila, Helsinki the Release Manager position also offers an excellent opportunity to get into the core of Finnish fintech.
About the role
You are responsible of ensuring the smooth deployment of OP's new software releases. Together with the team and other stakeholders you are planning and describing the content of new releases, planning and resourcing deployment, monitoring pre-production environment, following implementation, handling post-deployment defects and planning corrective actions. By identifying dependencies, possible problems and risks you maximize the safety of uninterrupted production. You work intensively with OP's technical development team (Software Developers, Test Engineers, Tech Leads, Product Owners) and an extensive partner network.
We strive to automate releases as much as possible. You are involved in the development of release automation in your service area. You are taking steps to remove dependencies and make releases more agile. In this role, you are also involved in promoting Agile ways of working and DevOps.
What we hope from you
You have experience in similar tasks, and you have worked for example in release management, testing or as a technical project manager. You have a good basic knowledge of data management tools, version control tools and methods as well as installation and test automation. You have experience with service management processes. You are used to using agile software development methods (Agile, DevOps)
You have excellent collaboration and networking skills and you know how to lead change and involve stakeholders. Even under a small pressure, you can take things forward in a solution-oriented way. The actual installations are done by our partners, so it helps if you have experience in vendor management. In work-related matters you communicate fluently in English. Finnish skills are an advantage, but not mandatory.
What we offer to you
When our employees are asked what the best aspects of their work are, most often the answer is co-workers. Our work community at OP is an interesting and versatile mix of banking professionals, developers, product owners, service designers, business architects, and other experts. With us, you have the possibility to enhance your own skill set while working with highly talented team members.
We share knowledge and expertise within and between our teams, and we learn from each other every day. We have curious minds and we are constantly trying new ways of working. We have full trust on our professionals, and we trust that our experts find the best ways to do things.
Even though we have transformed from a traditional financial group more and more towards a technology company, you should not forget that we are a bank, after all. And this means that as an employee of OP, you will enjoy cheap mortgages and significant insurance benefits. Also, you will be offered extensive occupational health care plus health and accident insurances. And as a big house we also have the benefits of a big organization for your personal professional growth and development! As a cliffhanger, we can mention our internal education program, OP Software Academy, which is created to broaden and deepen our employees’ technical skills and competence.
You can learn more about us here
How to apply
Please send your application latest by Wednesday 30th of September 2020. If you have questions about this position or what it's like to work at OP, please contact Senior Recruiter Markus Pärssinen, markus.parssinen(at)op.fi
The person to be selected for the job will have a credit check and a business relationship check, as well as drug test, basic security report and a health survey.
OP is the leading financial services group in Finland and pioneer in the industry’s digital transformation. Owned by our customers, we are the largest financial sector employer in Finland. OP Financial Group employs over 12,000 professionals and provides banking, asset management, wealth management, insurance and healthcare services for our more than four million customers.